I have no idea either, but here are some thoughts on the subject: As officers or officer cadets, nineteenth century military gentlemen were expected to clothe, equip, and arm themselves NOT at government expense! That meant they were required to BUY all that stuff - that's why their pay was substantially higher than the notorious $13 a month for privates at the time of the war. Unfortunately for them this was also prior to the sensible adoption of the regulation M.1902 Saber for All Officers which was used for everybody regardless of rank or branch-of-service.Thanks. I don't know how many swords Lee owned.
Ah, so Wayne hasn't got Robert E Lee's sword?I just broke down and looked at this - the sword in question is a modern copy of one retrieved from Napoleon's carriage after the Battle of Waterloo. The original now resides in the Duke of Wellington's Apsley House in downtown London.
Napoleon's sword also served as the model when they needed a really spiffy-looking one to be the magical sword of Godric Griffyndor with which Harry kills the basilisk in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:Ah, so Wayne hasn't got Robert E Lee's sword?
Consider the source - he could have Godric Griffyndor's sword.Ah, so Wayne hasn't got Robert E Lee's sword?
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